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USER MANUAL & GUIDE

MODEL PR1000
POCKET RADAR
Personal Speed Radar.
Congratulations! You have just purchased the worlds smallest, fully-capable, Personal Speed
Radar. The Pocket Radar is a versatile and convenient tool for making many types of
speed measurements. Pocket Radar enables simple, point-and-shoot speed monitoring for
all types of activities. Pocket Radar provides instantaneous accuracy to within +/- 1 Mile
Per Hour (MPH) or +/- 2 Kilometer Per Hour (KPH).
Revolutionary new technology advances have now made it possible to ft high performance
speed radar into your shirt pocket. This allows you to make speed measurements anywhere
you go. Following these instructions will help you achieve the best performance from your
Pocket Radar.
Please read all of these instructions before using your new Pocket Radar. If you have any
more questions, please check the Pocket Radar website under frequently asked questions
(FAQ) or contact us at Info@PocketRadar.com.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Installing the Batteries 2
Making Speed Measurements 3
Radar Measurement Challenges 5
Environment 7
Specifcations 8
FCC Class B User Manual Statement 9
Limited Warranty 10
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POCKET RADAR
Installing the Batteries
Pocket Radar uses two AAA Alkaline batteries (included in the box). To install the batteries,
remove the battery cover from the back of the Pocket Radar by pressing on the top
of the battery cover and sliding it down. (Look for the three lines at the top of the battery
cover, directly below the label on the back of the Pocket Radar). Insert the batteries in the
direction indicated by the polarity marks inside the battery compartment and replace the
cover by sliding it back on until it snaps in place.

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PRESSING THE RED
BUTTON TELLS THE UNIT
TO SEND OUT A SHORT
PULSE OF RADIO WAVES.
DISPLAYS SPEED OF A
MOVING OBJECT.
[+/- 1 MPH]
RECALL BUTTON
DISPLAYS THE LAST 10
MEASUREMENTS FROM
THE UNITS MEMORY.
A SHORT PULSE OF VERY
LOW POWER RADIO
WAVES IS EMITTED
FROM THE RADAR LENS
IN A NARROW BEAM.
RE-ENGINEERED ANTENNA
AND MICROWAVE
COMPONENTS ARE ABLE
TO FIT INTO A TINY PLANAR
STRUCTURE THE SIZE OF A
CREDIT CARD, ELIMINATING
THE NEED FOR A LARGE
GUN STRUCTURE.
MORE THAN 10,000
MEASUREMENTS ON A
SINGLE SET OF 2 AAA
BATTERIES
POCKET RADAR
Making Speed Measurements
Point and Shoot
Hold the Pocket Radar up vertically like a camera phone with the radar lens at the back
of the unit pointing in-line with the path of the moving target. Do not block the radar lens. Do
not point the back of the Pocket Radar at the ground; think of it as a cell phone camera
versus a TV remote control. Press and quickly release the RED button while aiming the radar
lens (located on the back of the Pocket Radar) at the moving target. The Pocket Radar
will turn itself on and begin the measurement sequence as soon as you press the RED button.

Timing
The Pocket Radar allows you to choose what you want to measure. If objects are in motion
for only a short time, simply tap the RED button about half-way through the throwing, hitting, or
kicking motion. For example on a baseball pitch, simply tap the RED button about the time
the pitcher's front foot is about to contact the ground. To measure ball exit speed off the bat,
line up the radar beam at the level of the ball and tap the RED button as the batter starts their
swing. It may take just a little practice to get used to the timing. Try pressing the RED button
a little earlier or a little later until you get the feel of it.

Alternatively, holding the RED button down, will update the speed approximately every
second, but it will not be possible to precisely time when the Pocket Radar makes a
specifc reading. This method works well when you desire to monitor a changing speed such
as a person running or cars accelerating. You can later recall the last ten measurements to
view the changes in speed over time.

Measurements
The Pocket Radar can measure the speed of any object that is moving faster than 7 MPH
and slower than 375 MPH. When you press the RED button, a small beam icon will appear
at the top of the LCD display. This indicates that the radar beam is active. The radar will
continue active for about a half of a second, and will search until it presents a speed or a
- - - on the display. The - - - on the display indicates that the Pocket Radar could not
fnd a measureable moving target within the speed range. This entire sequence occurs in less
than a second.

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POCKET RADAR
Making Speed Measurements (Cont)
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Memory
Press and release the black RECALL button to display the memory. Each time you press the
RECALL button, the Pocket Radar will display a previous speed reading, beginning with
the most recent speed reading, up to the last 10 readings. When you reach the end of the
memory the display will present - . If you continue to press the button beyond the end of
the list, it will start over and again present the most recent speed. If the display turns off (goes
blank) before you view all of the previous readings, it will start over from the beginning of the
list and present the most recent speed when you press RECALL again.
Power Off
There is no need to turn the Pocket Radar off. The Pocket Radar contains an automatic
battery saving shut-off feature. After 30 seconds with no button pushes, the unit will
automatically power off. This helps to increase battery life to over 10,000 measurements using
Alkaline AAA batteries. The battery life indicator icon shows up on the lower left hand corner
of the display. It will indicate the amount of battery life available and warn you when you
need to change the batteries. The battery life indicator will blink when battery life drops to a
very low level. Please remove the batteries for long-term storage.
Changing Units of Measurement
The Pocket Radar displays speed in units such as miles per hour (MPH) or kilometers per
hour (KPH). To change the units of measurement, press and hold the RECALL button. While
holding the RECALL button down, press and release the RED button and then release the
RECALL button. The currently selected units indicator will blink. To advance to the next units
selection, press and release the RED button. Continuing to press the RED button will cycle the
units of measurement again. When the desired units of measurement show up on the display,
press the RECALL button to return to normal operation with the new units setting.
POCKET RADAR
Radar Measurement Challenges
Due to the nature of how Doppler speed radar works, all speed radars will only measure the
relative speed of a target in the direction that it approaches or moves away from the speed
radar. The Pocket Radar will measure speed most accurately when the path of the moving
target runs directly in-line with the beam of the radar. (Note: Always be safe. Never put
yourself in a position where you could be struck by a moving object.) If you point the beam
of the Pocket Radar even a slight angle sideways to the path of the moving object, you
will measure a slower speed than the object actually travels along its path. You will also fnd
it more diffcult to time the measurement and capture the object within the narrow beam of
the radar when you measure off angle. (Think of the beam like a fashlight beam, not like a
foodlight).

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TABLE OF EXAMPLES
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MEASURED SPEED (MPH) TRUE SPEED (MPH)
ANGLE DEGREES (+/-) 0 8 18 26 37 46
% ERROR DUE TO
ANGLE
0% 1% 5% 10% 20% 30%
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Radar Measurement Challenges (Cont)
This off angle speed measurement error is referred to as the COSINE error, named after
the mathematical function that allows you to calculate the exact speed versus angle.
The measured speed will always read lower than the actual speed as you move off the
centerline of the path of the moving object. For small angles, this error will be very small. This
is why you see police offcers pointing their radar along the direction of the road; not down a
side street pointing sideways to the road.
Example
On a typical college or high school baseball feld, right behind the backstop, if you stay
within 12 feet to either side of the centerline between the catcher and pitcher, any pitches
that are less than 90 MPH will read within 1 MPH of the true speed. As you move further off
the center line, the readings will become less accurate and you may miss the measurement
entirely. On Page 5, there is a chart and table of the angle versus the percentage error. This
error will occur with any type of speed radar.

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46 =30%
37 =20%
26 =10%
18 =5%
8 =1%
46 =30%
37 =20%
26 =10%
18 =5%
8 =1% 0
Each degree from center will cause your
speed to read the noted % lower.
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Environment
Speed radars are very sensitive instruments for measuring moving objects of any kind. There
may be times when the speed reading displayed may not make sense, or when there is no
apparent moving object present. False readings of this kind are sometimes referred to as
ghost readings. These can result from either a movement of some kind, such as a fan or
hidden moving object, or an electrical source of interference, such as a fuorescent light,
neon sign, computer monitor or cell phone. You will need to use your own judgment to
decide if the speed measurement makes sense. If the speed doesnt make sense, you may
have a false reading.
Movement
Any objects that rotate, move or vibrate can create a reading on the display. Large
amounts of vibration, such as very loud noises, can result in false readings. Things like
motors, fans, nearby traffc or the motion of a persons arm can be detected by
the speed radar. In some cases, if you are measuring the speed of a car at a very
close distance, you may pick up the engine, the radiator fan, the heater or A/C fan
inside the car, moving wheels or hubcaps, etc. In this case, try to make the
measurement from a further distance away. This may cause diffculty when you are
trying to measure speeds from inside a car, as you may only measure the speed of the
internal fans and not the external moving objects.
Electrical
Cell phones, wireless devices, radio and TV transmitters, computers, fuorescent lights,
televisions, walkie-talkies, etc., can also possibly create a false reading.
In the event of getting any of these kinds of false readings, try to identify the possible source
and then reposition the speed radar so that you are further away and have the beam
pointed away from the source. Quite often the interfering moving object is not easy to spot.
You may even be observing a refection (such as a car behind you while you are pointing
at a metal backstop behind home plate). All radars work this way, so remember to use your
best judgment when you have a question about what you see.
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Memory
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POCKET RADAR
Specications
Nominal Operating Frequency: 24.125 GHz (K-Band)
Measures from:
7 MPH to 375 MPH (Miles Per Hour)
11 KPH to 600 KPH (Kilometers Per Hour)
10 FPS to 550 FPS (Feet Per Second)
3 MPS to 168 MPS (Meters Per Second)
Accuracy:
+/- 1 MPH
+/- 2 KPH
+/- 2 FPS
+/- 1 MPS
Range under good radar measurement conditions:
Baseball from 120 feet
Car from mile
Size: Height 4.7 inches, Width 2.3 inches, Depth 0.8 inches
Volume < 7.9 cubic inches
Weight: 3.7 ounces without batteries, 4.5 ounces with Alkaline batteries
Typical Battery Life: up to 10,000 readings on 2 AAA Alkaline batteries
Operating Temperature Range: 20 F to 120 F
Memory Recall function, 10 readings deep
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POCKET RADAR
FCC Class B Product
FCC Class B Product Label Statement
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device
must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
FCC Class B User Manual Statement
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver
is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Changes or modifcations not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
may void the users authority to operate the equipment.
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POCKET RADAR
Limited Warranty
Pocket Radar Inc. (Pocket Radar) warrants to the original user that this product will
be free of defects in workmanship and materials for a period of one year from the date of
purchase.
If the product is found by Pocket Radar to be defective, Pocket Radars entire liability
and your exclusive remedy for breach of warranty shall be that Pocket Radar will repair
or replace the product and return the product or its replacement to you at no charge,
provided that you ship the product to Pocket Radar in the authorized RMA shipping
package (provided upon request), with a description of the defect and subject to the other
conditions of this warranty. Should the product prove to be irreparable, Pocket Radar may
substitute an equivalent product of the same or similar style and of a value not in excess of
the original purchase price of your instrument.
Pocket Radar warrants the repaired or replacement product to be free from defects in
material and workmanship on the same terms as the product originally purchased.
This warranty will be void if the product, serial number or other identifcation marks have
been defaced, damaged or removed. This warranty does not cover wear and tear due
to normal use, or damage to the product as the result of improper usage, neglect of care,
alteration, accident or unauthorized repair, nor does this warranty apply to the battery
necessary to operate the product.
This warranty is extended to the original retail purchaser only and may not be transferred or
assigned to subsequent owners. In order to validate your warranty, you must provide proof
of purchase acceptable to Pocket Radar together with the product shipped for warranty
repair/replacement.
Products returned to Pocket Radar must be pre-authorized by Pocket Radar and must
be returned in the authorized RMA (Return Material Authorization) packaging. Please
contact Pocket Radar to obtain this authorized package and to obtain return instructions
or for any other question regarding this warranty.
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POCKET RADAR
Limited Warranty (Cont)
THE FOREGOING WARRANTY IS GIVEN IN LIEU OF AND Pocket Radar DISCLAIMS ALL
OTHER WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, WITH
RESPECT TO THIS PRODUCT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, (1) THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES
OF MERCHANTABILITY AND OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR (2) THAT USE OF THE
PRODUCT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED AND ERROR FREE.
Pocket Radar shall have no liability for any indirect or speculative damages (including,
but not limited to, consequential, incidental and special damages) relating to the use of
or inability to use this product, whether arising out of contract, negligence, tort, or under
any warranty theory, or for infringement of any other partys intellectual property rights,
irrespective of whether Pocket Radar had advance notice of the possibility of any such
damages, including, but not limited to, loss of use, revenue or proft. In no event shall Pocket
Radars total liability for all claims regarding the product exceed the price paid for the
product. Pocket Radar neither assumes nor authorizes anyone to assume for it any other
liabilities.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages,
so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
For US customers, please do not return any defective unit to the retailer, but contact Pocket
Radar directly. Visit www.PocketRadar.com/contact for the Pocket Radar contact
to obtain an RMA or for any other question regarding this warranty or use of the Pocket
Radar.
2009 Pocket Radar, Inc.
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